Norwegian Proverbs


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Ask for advice, and then use your brain.

Better bend to get through the door than run one's head against a stone wall.

Better wary before, than quick after. Be prepared.

Children do children's work.

Even the best horse may stumble.

Everything does not go as we guess.

From children and drunk people we get to hear the truth.

If the cat is away, the mice play.

It is the law that judges, not the judge.

Men look more like their uncles on the mother's side.

All birds cannot be hawks (some are just cuckoos).

Autumn thunder means a mild winter.

Better early than late.

Better whole than mended well (probably).

Cobblers' children are worst shod.

Even the best swimmer may sink.

Everything has an end, except the sausage, she has two.

From harm one gets wise (and not rich).

If the glacier perceives a headless army is clumsy, it feels a sort of emphatic guilt, I dare say.

It?s better to feed one cat than many mice.

Merely book makes none wise.

All don't like the same thing; some like it cold, and some like it hot.

Away is not to be at home.

Better grey than bald.

Better wind one's way on dry land than lie in water and call (for help). (A warning against walking on weak ice).

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